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Official information for the 2013 6th Annual LX & Beyond Nationals also available at LXandBeyondNats.com





WHEN
JULY 20, 2013

WHERE
THOMPSON RACEWAY PARK
1/4-mile IHRA-Sanctioned Drag Racing Facility
8233 Sidley Road | Thompson, OH 44086 | (330) 332-3880​

WHO
2005-newer Chrysler 300/300C, Dodge Challenger, Dodge Charger, Dodge Magnum
All SRT Vehicles (including): Chrysler Crossfire SRT6, Dodge Caliber SRT4, Dodge Neon SRT4,
Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8, Dodge Viper RT/SRT10, Dodge Ram SRT10, Plymouth Prowler
*Also, 1960-1978 Chrysler, Dodge, Plymouth B-Body and E-Body cars

HOST HOTEL
Hampton Inn Ashtabula
2900 GH Drive | Austinburg, OH 44010 | (440) 275-2000
Phone-In or Online Reservations Available | Must Book No Later Than: June 13
Contact Person: Brandy Conaway: [email protected]
Group Rate: $110.00 S/D | Group Name: LXB or "LX & Beyond"



MODERN MOPAR MAGAZINE
PERFORMANCE AUTO & SOUND MAGAZINE

Questions? Info! Questions?
Anthony: (PM) turbobuckeye | (email) [email protected]
6400 Emerald Parkway #4184 | Dublin, OH 43016-1288 | Phone: 614.633.8033
LX & Beyond on Facebook | LX & Beyond on Google+

***Follow news and updates on Twitter at LX & Beyond Nationals (@LXandBeyondNats),
Anthony (@iamturbobuckeye), SRT Brand (@DriveSRT), Chrysler (@Chrysler), Dodge (@Dodge),
Mopar (@OfficialMopar), LXForums (@LXForums) ***Use hashtag #LXBN6

The Legal Stuff:
  • Distribution: This event information may NOT be published on any website or other forms of media without prior written permission from Anthony-turbobuckeye.
  • Promotions: If you wish to use this event, or event title, to promote your own event, business, service, club, etc., please send a detailed PM to Anthony-turbobuckeye for approval. NO flyers without permission.
  • Vendors: To avoid conflict, NO vendor displays will be permitted without prior written consent from Anthony-turbobuckeye. Please PM your request.
  • Rights: Should there be a problem with the event at ANY point during the planning, implementation or execution of the event Anthony-turbobuckeye reserves the right to change ANY part of the event's policy whenever and however we want for what we deem, in our sole judgment, is for the good of the event. We reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone, and participants who engage in unacceptable behavior will be asked to leave.
  • Liability: ALL participants agree to release and discharge Anthony-turbobuckeye, and/or ANY other entity connected with this event, from ANY and ALL liability for damages, loss, injury, claims or judgments resulting from their participation.
 

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WHAT IS THE LX & BEYOND NATIONALS?

Founded in 2008, and based in Ohio, the LX & Beyond Nationals is the ONLY drag racing, car show and entertainment event in the United States completely dedicated to the Modern MOPAR Muscle and Performance vehicles. A grassroots event that began in Spring '07, as a meet-and-greet in a restaurant parking lot in Columbus, OH.

This annual event hosts hundreds of die-hard enthusiasts and aftermarket manufacturers from California to New York, from Canada and everywhere else in-between. Enthusiasts interested in showing off their cars, testing its performance limits on the 1320 and learning what is new and available in the aftermarket attend this event every year. The event is open to the public and dedicated to the continued growth of the car hobby. If you own an LX/LC/LD-platform or any SRT performance vehicle (or in the market to purchase one) this is an event you want to attend and see what the cars and the culture associated with owning one is all about.

Anthony Carter
LX & Beyond Nationals
Founder


REGISTRATION:
Registration will open on April 1, 2013 at Dodge | Chrysler | Jeep Car Show - LX & Beyond Nationals

ADMISSION:
Includes admission for 2 People!!! (12 and under FREE)
  • Racing Fee: $125 / $150 (at the gate)
  • Car Show Fee: $25 / $35 (at the gate)
  • No PayPal? Entry Fee Can Be Paid By Check/Money Order Payable to: "ACG Motorsports",
    and "Mailed to LX & Beyond Nationals, 6400 Emerald Parkway #4184, Dublin, OH 43016 No Later Than June 20.
  • Spectators: $15 each person
THE WEEKEND SCHEDULE:

Friday, July 19
MEET & GREET IN THE LOUNGE: All Day (Hampton Inn-Ashtabula)

Saturday, Jul 20
Schedule TBA

THE 2013 HOST HOTEL:
  • Hampton Inn Ashtabula
  • 2900 GH Drive | Austinburg, OH 44010 | 440.275.2000
  • Must Book No Later Than: June 13
  • Group Rate: $110.00 S/D
  • Group Name: "LXB"
  • Located 18 miles from Thompson Raceway Park
  • Austinburg, Ohio Hotels - Hampton Inn Ashtabula


ADDITIONAL HOTEL:
THE CLOSEST AIRPORTS TO THOMPSON, OHIO:
  • 30 miles - (CGF) Cuyahoga County Airport
  • 45 miles - (BKL) Burke Lakefront Airport
  • 46 miles - (YNG) Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport
  • 57 miles - (CLE) Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport
  • 61 miles - (AKR) Akron Fulton International Airport
  • 61 miles - (ERI) Erie International/Tom Ridge Field Airport
  • 73 miles - (CAK) Akron-Canton Airport

If there are any major concerns or questions that you have please don't hesitate to contact me via PM, email ([email protected]) or phone (614-633-8033). If I'm not available for some reason please leave a message and I'll get back to you as soon as possible or advise a time when you will be available. Thank you!
 

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ALL MOPAR CAR SHOW - Chrysler Engine and Chrysler Body then you are eligible to participate!!!

$25 Entry Fee (Pre-Registered) / $35 Entry Fee (At the Gate) – Car Show Entry Only (Fun Runs as time allows)​


Vehicle Make Competitions

  • Overall Best of Show & Go - Grand Prize
    *Combination of Racing Performance and Show Results*
This is awarded to the car that not only looks good standing still but also performs on the drag strip. Any racing participant that intends to compete for this award should declare their participation the first day of the event in order to have vehicle judged prior to racing. It is not necessary to win the racing class that you participate in. It is required to make at least one pass on the drag strip to be eligible for this category (No Exceptions) *Combination of Racing Performance and Show Results*

  • Best of Show Charger (Weekend / Daily Driver)
  • Best of Show Magnum (Weekend / Daily Driver)
  • Best of Show 300/300C (Weekend / Daily Driver)
  • Best of Show Challenger (Weekend / Daily Driver)
  • Best of Show Jeep Grand Cherokee (Weekend / Daily Driver)
  • Best of Show Other Dodge/Chrysler/Jeep/Plymouth (Weekend / Daily Driver)
This is awarded to the vehicle with the best overall balance of quality for their respective classification. It should be truly different and stand out from the crowd. The paint should have the cleanest finish of any vehicle on the show field. Engine should have some visual modification. Stance of vehicle should be non-stock, and/or wheels should complement the overall appearance. Interior should also have some modification.

Classification:

• Weekend Driver = WD

Classification to be advised

• Daily Driver = DD

Classification to be advised

LX & Beyond Top 10 Choice Awards

This is awarded to the Top 10 cars that stood out to the experts but did not meet the qualifications for a Best of Show award. This award can be given to any combination of vehicle qualities: all original, low miles, unique modification, etc.

Specialty Awards

• Best Paint & Finish

This is awarded to the car that has the best quality paint job i.e. no chips, orange peel, dull spots fading, etc. The paint should have the cleanest finish of any vehicle on the show field. The paint must be finished throughout the entire vehicle including the door and trunk jambs and of course the engine bay. The paint color and quantity of colors is not a factor for earning this award.

• Best Engine (Visual)

This category awards the overall presentation of the engine, which includes polished / chromed parts, powder coated parts, color-coated hoses, and most importantly the cleanliness and presentation of the entire engine bay. Such factors as wire tucks and shaved engine bays will also play a determining factor, your Engines performance abilities have no bearing in this category.

• Best Undercarriage

To compete for an undercarriage award, the vehicle should be elevated on stands or ramps. Mirrors should be placed under the vehicle, to display undercarriage modifications. Undercarriage detailing such as painting, powder coating, polishing and / or chroming, are all factors as well as, sway bars, urethane suspension bushings and other chassis stiffening modifications will be considered too. Any other creative ideas that can enhance the undercarriage will also be taken into consideration.

• Best Interior

This award is presented to the person who has customized their interior following a specific theme. Interior themes could include a one which will consists of many rare parts from overseas or show car theme which may include lots of fiberglass to hold audio and video components. The use of exotic materials and original ideas will also be taken into consideration for this award.

• Best Female Ride

To be eligible for this award, the vehicle must be driven into the venue by the vehicle’s female owner, and the car must be registered for the show under her name. It is also IMPERITIVE that she presents her car to the expert at the show. Experts are not only examining the workmanship that went into the vehicle, but we are examining her knowledge about the vehicle too.

Audio/Video Award

• Sound Presentation (Fabrication)

This is awarded to the person with the cleanest, most customized stereo install. This includes speakers, head-units, amps, and overall installation of the stereo equipment. It’s not the quantity of equipment, but the quality of the install that concerns the experts. Does the install include custom fiberglass painted enclosures? Are the components highlighted with lighting? Are all wires neatly wrapped up and out of sight? Does the overall fabrication and custom work match the car’s theme? The creativity and uniqueness of installation also plays a large factor in deciding this award.

• Best ICE (In Car Entertainment) (Fabrication)

ICE examines non-stereo equipment. Some examples of ICE would include: multiple TV’s, gaming systems, computers, navigation, cameras, and interior lighting. Most importantly experts are looking for unique features, such as unusual locations for televisions, hidden gaming systems in armrests, multiple screens with multiple functions, and smooth clean installs.

Vehicle Presentation

• Best (Lighting) Display

This is awarded to the vehicle with the most detailed exterior lighting display. Exterior lighting would include: spot lights, rope lights, neon, strobes, track lighting, and any other lighting equipment to enhance the exterior presentation and display of the vehicle. It is not the quantity of lighting, but rather how the lighting is used to better the presentation of your vehicle that will earn you the chance to win this award.

Club/Team Awards

• Club/Team Participation

(Professionalism of the club/team and how they represent themselves and their cars at the show)
Club/Team members should be at the show for its entire duration. The members should be wearing club attire, such as: t-shirts and/or ball caps. This award if for the club/team who entertains the crowd for the duration of the show, with such features as: music, lighting and interactive activities to keep the crowd drawn to your organizations vehicles.

  • All vehicles should be on display for the entire day
  • Team must be competing and attending (5 Vehicle Minimum)
People’s Choice Awards

• Long Distance Award

This is awarded to the person that drives the longest distance in their own vehicle to the event. In the event of a tie, driving time based on evaluation of Google Maps will be used to determine winner.

• Best LXBN – 1st Generation, 2nd Generation Vehicle

To be eligible for this award the owner of the vehicle must be a registered participant. However, the vehicle does not have to be participating in the car show or racing activities of the weekend. This award is voted on by everyone in attendance on the Saturday and after all votes have been tallied will be awarded on Sunday morning.

  • Dodge Challenger – Gen I (2008-present)
  • Dodge Charger – Gen I (2006-2010), Gen II (2011-present)
  • Dodge Magnum – Gen I (2005-2008)
  • Chrysler 300 – Gen I (2005-2010), Gen II (2011-present)
More classes to be added based on registration!!!
 

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For those of you not familiar with the Modern Street HEMI Shootout Classes, we have a heads up class that fits everyone from Stock all the way up to INSANE!!!!!!! We also run an Index class which is very similar to bracket racing but run in nonadjustable .25 increments.

We have also added a non-points bracket class (Mopar Heritage & Beyond Bracket Racing) that will include the cars not covered under the MSHS rules. Please check out the classes and rules here and if you have any questions feel free to post up in here.

http://hemirace.com/pdfs/2013_Modern_Street_HEMI_Shootout_official_Rules.pdf

Your entry fee will allow you to run any single heads up class in addition to Index or Bracket. 2 racing classes for your single entry fee, lots of racing action to be had at Thompson Raceway Park which is known for its stellar traction.

The classes are presented by the following sponsors:

Title Sponsors: ShopHemi.com & Paramount Performance Products

King of the Hill: American Racing Headers

Unlimited: Performance Werks Racing

Super PRO: Paramount Performance Products

PRO: Stage 6 Motorsports

Stroker: Thitek

Super Stock: LegMaker Intakes

Stock: OST Dyno

Index: East Coast MoParts
 

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Last Day to Book Rooms at Discounted Rate is June 13. Don't wait until the last minute!!! #HamptonInnAshtabula http://t.co/L6HNGtJUxY #LXBN6

Booking details on post #2 of this thread.
 

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REMINDER:

Hotel Room Discount expire soon!!!

Hampton Inn (Host Hotel): Thursday, June 13 (Tomorrow)

Holiday Inn: Tuesday, June 18

Also, the blocked rooms go back to the public....

***Don't forget Chat Session is Saturday Evening at the Hotel.
 

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Kevin Cragon, TI DYNO would like to invite you to an open house, meet and greet and dyno tuning session on Friday, July 19, 2013. (This is the Friday before LX & Beyond Nationals) They will be giving shop tours and also offering discounts on their dyno pulls, as well as providing a cook out.

We would like to do this in the afternoon/evening around 5pm. Anyone interested please let us know how many you will be bringing so I can get an approximate head count. TI DYNO AND TUNING CENTER IS LOCATED LESS THAN 8 MILES FROM THE HAMPTON INN.

In addition, Mike Doban (aka OSTMike) has offered his services as well, and if anybody needs a hand with their tune and plans on using the dyno, he is glad to lend a hand. Just make arrangements with your tuner, the dyno shop and he will help any way he can.


TI Dyno
776 Center Street
Ashtabula, OH 44004
(440) 993-0100

(more details to follow)
 

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REMINDER:

Hampton Inn (Host Hotel): Thursday, June 13 (Block and Discount Rate Expired)


Holiday Inn: Tuesday, June 18 (Tonight at Midnight!!!)

Holiday Inn Express - Ashtabula-Geneva
1831 Austinburg Road | Austinburg, OH 44010 | 440.275.2020
Group Rate: $115.99 S/D ($135.99 King Executive Suites)
Group Name: "LXB"
Located 18 miles from Thompson Raceway Park

...blocked rooms go back to the public....
 

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Kevin Cragon, owner of TI DYNO and TUNING CENTER in Ashtabula, Ohio would like to invite LX & Beyond Nationals guests to an Open House and Dyno Tuning Session on Friday, July 19, 2013. (This is the Friday before LX & Beyond Nationals) They will be giving shop tours and also offering discounts on their dyno pulls, as well as providing a cook out for guests. Anyone interested please let us know how many you will be bringing so we can get an approximate head count. TI DYNO AND TUNING CENTER IS LOCATED LESS THAN 8 MILES FROM THE HAMPTON INN (Host Hotel)

Time: 5pm – 10pm

When: Friday, July 19, 2013

Where: TI Dyno and Tuning Center, 776 Center Street Ashtabula, OH 44004 (near I-90, Rt 20, 45 & 84)

Phone: (440) 993-0100

Services: $45 – 2 Pulls; or $65/hr for tuning with air/fuel

Dyno Type: In Ground, Mustang MD1100, 2-Wheel Drive Dyno

In addition, Mike Doban (aka OSTMike), owner of OST Dyno and sponsor for the Modern Street Hemi Shootout Series has offered his services as well, and if anybody needs a hand with their tune and plans on using the dyno, he is glad to lend a hand. Just make arrangements with your tuner, the dyno shop and he will help any way he can.
 

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SRT, Viper, Mopar and Motorsports Design Boss, Mark Trostle is confirmed and will be attending 2013 LX & Beyond Nationals.

(Any guesses on what he will drive?)

Also, DriveSRT.com / SRT Media will be in attendance this year at the event.

More details still finalizing!!!.... (We don't stop working until the first car rolls thru the gates on Saturday morning!!!)
 

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Mark Trostle, Chrysler’s Head of Design for SRT, Mopar and Motorsports will be in attendance. He will be hosting a design walk-around of some unique vehicles. This is something you will not want to miss. LX & Beyond Nationals attendees will also have an opportunity to ask design-related questions about SRT, Viper and Mopar vehicles. This chat session will begin at 4pm on Saturday, July 20 and will be held at Thompson Raceway Park during the 2013 LX & Beyond Nationals.
 

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Rain Delayed – 2013 LX & BEYOND NATIONALS

Unfortunately due to the weather overnight as well as the remaining forecast today the 6th Annual LX & Beyond Nationals has been REVISED. Many of the roads leading to the track are flooded or have standing water and the same is the case at Thompson Raceway Park. We are as disappointed as you are that the weather is not favorable for the event and appreciate everyone that made the trip out to Thompson, Ohio this year.


LXBN6 Car Show will still be held TODAY, 12noon to 5pm at the Official Host Hotel parking lot, Hampton Inn Ashtabula, 2900 GH Drive, Austinburg, OH 44010. Dry those tears (and your cars) and see you at the host hotel parking lot. Mark Trostle is on his way and DriveSRT.com is here too. See everyone soon!!!


For those of you able to stick around overnight, Jim Curtis, owner of Thompson Raceway Park has offered to allow the Modern Street Hemi Shootout Series participants to race tomorrow (SUNDAY, 7/21). Gates open at 9a, and it is $20 for a tech card. Stay tuned for additional details either online or at the track on Sunday.


***CAR SHOW WILL NOT BE HELD ON SUNDAY, 7/21***
 

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I would like to thank everyone that made it out to 2013 LX & Beyond Nationals this year and braved the rain and thunderstorm forecasts that surrounded the weekend. We were watching the updates just like everyone else and thankfully Mother Nature only succeeded in delaying but not cancelling the event this year. The annual car show portion of the show was held only a few hours later than scheduled but we still saw some amazing rides and dedicated owners that refused to be deterred by a little rain. My hat off to all of you, thank you for believing in us. Every vehicle was spotless despite the early morning rain storm. Thank you to the staff at Hampton Inn Ashtabula for enduring an unplanned car show that caused a normally quiet Saturday morning to suddenly be filled with music and a parking lot full of cars and people.

I would like to thank the dedicated racers and the entire staff of the Modern Street Hemi Shootout Series. The rain on Friday and Saturday morning made the track and many of the roads leading to the track unusable after enduring more than 6 inches of rain. Even once the rain stopped on Saturday morning the clean-up and track prep time required to get everything up to par would have put the racing activities too late in the day for a racing group that had been awake since the early morning hours. After some meeting of the minds and talking with the owner of the track, Jim Curtis, we were able to secure space for the Modern Street Hemi Shootout to happen on Sunday. I would like to personally thank Guy Dalton for his dedication. Also, thank you to Stell Savarino and Daniel Van Horn for their dedication to stay a day later and the planning to make the racing happen in an unplanned environment. All morning and all day on Sunday these guys were in the tower making what seemed like an easy day go so smoothly, and still had time to get in their cars and race alongside you all day. Wow!

The LX (and Modern Mopar) family inspires me and energizes me. It is the reason that I do what I do every year to bring the family together once a year every summer in Ohio. This year reinforced that feeling and I am truly grateful for each of you believing in me. I do not take lightly the time invested in getting your cars ready, vacation time used or the driving time/distance to get here each year. The cars are what bring us together but this year proved that the people are the reason why we come together every year. For those of you that were unable to make it out due to the weather you missed out on an event that will truly go down in LX & Beyond Nationals history as the most unbelievable story out of the 6 years I have been doing this. I was there and at the moment I am writing this I still cannot believe it.

Thank you to Chrysler Head of Design, Mark Trostle and DriveSRT.com (Adam Barrera) for making the trip out this year.

Thank you to Mike Doban for putting in an iron man’s day at the TI Dyno for everyone on Friday.

Thank you to all of our sponsors that continue to allow us to do what we do each year.

We look forward to seeing everyone next year, July 19, 2014 at Thompson Raceway Park in Thompson, Ohio!

Sincerely,
Anthony Carter
LX & Beyond Nationals, Founder


p.s. Make sure you make it out to the remaining Modern Street Hemi Shootout Series events this summer.

Flickr Photo Album: 2013 LX & Beyond Nationals http://flic.kr/s/aHsjDKP6HX
YouTube Channel: LX & Beyond Nationals http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3D100A7C2868054C
Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/pages/LX-Beyond-Nationals/70442034984
 

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2013 LX & BEYOND – OFFICIAL CAR SHOW WINNERS LIST


Vehicle Make Competition

Best of Show Dodge Charger
Nick Barnes – 2006 Dodge Charger Daytona R/T
*Killerglass Kit ($199 Value)

Best of Show Dodge Magnum
Shawn Oliver – 2005 Dodge Magnum R/T
*Killerglass Kit ($199 Value)

Best of Show Chrysler 300/300C
Todd Roberts – 2006 Chrysler 300C SRT8
*Billet Technology $100 Gift Certificate

Best of Show Dodge Challenger
Al Kral – 2009 Dodge Challenger
*Billet Technology $75 Gift Certificate, Jina’s Embroidery Custom Seat Belt Pads ($50 Value)

Best of Show Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT
Chris Bosworth – 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8
*Billet Technology $250 Gift Certificate

Best of Show Other Dodge/Chrysler/Jeep/Plymouth
Joe Sikora – 2003 Dodge SRT4
*Billet Technology $75 Gift Certificate, Jina’s Embroidery Custom Seat Belt Pads ($50 Value)


LX & Beyond Top 10 Choice Awards(not in any particular order)

Ken Schauer – 2007 Dodge Charger R/T

Kyle Fischer – 2006 Chrysler 300C

Gary Sheldon – 2012 Dodge Charger R/T with Road/Track

Entry #6118 – contact us at [email protected]

Mario Knapp – 2008 Chrysler 300 AWD

Phil Mitchell – 2006 Chrysler 300 SRT8

Matt Buehrle – 2005 Chrysler 300C

Eric Langlois – 2006 Chrysler 300

Mark Sopczak – 2013 Dodge Challenger R/T

Kevin Allison – 2007 Chrysler 300C


Specialty Awards

Best Paint & Finish
Matt Buehrle – 2005 Chrysler 300C

Best Engine (Visual)
Kyle Fischer – 2006 Chrysler 300C

Best Undercarriage
Al Kral – 2009 Dodge Challenger

Best Female Ride
Sheila Kurtz – 2013 Dodge Charger R/T

Best Sound Presentation (Fabrication)
Shawn Oliver – 2005 Dodge Magnum R/T

Best ICE (In Car Entertainment)(Fabrication)
Shawn Oliver – 2005 Dodge Magnum R/T

Best Lighting Display
Shawn Oliver – 2005 Dodge Magnum R/T

Best Club/Team/Forum Participation
Central Ohio LX Club


*ALL Killerglass winners please email me at [email protected]*with your name/address so that you may receive your prize. These will be shipped to your homes directly from the manufacturer.

*Winners, if your name is misspelled please let us know as soon as possible. Also, if you did not pre-register and could provide the year and make of your vehicle we would appreciate it, send to:[email protected]
 
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